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Author Name: FreeSasha 2 Comments
Date Added: July 20, 2004 11:07:45 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Breathe in
Breathe in, chest out,
Chin up, and smile
As their eyes
Put you on trial.
Shoes that wrench you
Off the ground
So when they stare at you
They don't look down.
They demand
You prove them wrong
Just to show
That you belong.

Breathe in, chest out,
Chin up, and smile
This will only
Take a while
Speak with polish,
Move with grace,
Don't watch their eyes
Move down from your face
They know better
To hoot or wink,
But laws won't change
How some think.

Breathe in, chest out
Chin up, and smile
As the world makes room
For their denial.
And how can you
Suggest it unfair
When they've allowed you
And if you claim equality
Still does not ring true,
They'll burn the brand they've made evil
Deep into you.

Breathe in, chest out,
Chin up, and smile,
Let this ever
Be your style
Though you should not have to,
Prove them wrong
Show that you
Are just as strong
For tomorrow
This is a battle we must win
Do not loose faith
Just breathe in.
Author's Notes:
Though by our laws, women are equal, we still face challenges today that men do not. Some of these challenges are from society, some from men, some from ourselves. We still must prove ourselves as equals, and thanks to the work of many MEN and WOMEN, someday, we will not. Thanks for reading!
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Comment By: FreeAbby on July 22, 2004 09:48:28 AM Report
Wow, this is really good too. I think I'll make those two repeating lines my mantra for awhile... :)
Comment By: FreeCandy on July 20, 2004 12:58:06 PM Report
great write I like this one!!



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